CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - One of the candidates for Mississippi governor was at Camp Shelby Thursday for an annual National Guard Retiree Day ceremony.
Retired Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice and Republican candidate Bill Waller, Jr. attended the event at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.
Waller served in the National Guard for 30 years and just retired from the state’s High Court in January.
He’s running for governor on the issues of healthcare, education and infrastructure improvement.
“I think (voters) should look at the experience, my 20 years in private practice, my 21 years on the court, almost 30 years in the National Guard, I think that’s important.” Waller said. “And then, what the person did while they were there. For instance, while I was chief justice, we brought our electronic filing system here. We’ve got the best in the nation. We got it from the federal government. We’re the only state in the nation to have the source code of the federal electronic system in Jackson, Mississippi."
Waller faces Lt. Governor Tate Reeves and State Representative Robert Foster in the Republican primary on August 6.